Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Five-Year Consolidated Plan is developed by the City to set goals and priorities for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviews and approves all plans. If significant changes to the plan are necessary, an amendment is also submitted and approved.

Prior to the beginning of each grant year, the City develops a CDBG Annual Action Plan, which HUD reviews and approves. After the end of each program year, the City submits to HUD a Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER), providing data on the previous year’s program activities and distributions.

2023 Annual Action Plan Draft

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that provides a unified vision for developing actions designed to address housing and community development needs. Development of the Plan is a collaborative process that creates the opportunity for citizen participation in setting long-term strategies and short-term actions to meet priority needs. An Action Plan: One Year Use of Funds is required by regulation under the CDBG Program. The City of DeKalb will receive an estimated $400,000 in CDBG funds for grant year 2023-2024 (April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024).

The 2023 Annual Action Plan is subject to consideration and public input by members of the community and DeKalb City Council. All interested citizens are invited to review the plan and submit written comments during the 30-day review period beginning December 23, 2022 until no later than 5:00 p.m. January 23, 2023. Please address all comments to:

Jennifer Yochem, Community Services Coordinator
164 East Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115

Citizens are invited to attend and provide input on the 2023 Annual Action Plan at a Public Hearing to be held on January 23, 2023, at the regular meeting of City Council. The meeting will be held in the Yusunas Room of the DeKalb Public Library starting at 6:00 PM at 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115. For further information, contact Joanne Rouse, Community Services Coordinator at 815-748-2366 or via email at

The draft plan can be viewed here.

Copies of the draft plan can also be reviewed at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., and in the Community Development Department on the Second Floor of DeKalb City Hall, 164 E. Lincoln Hwy.

CDBG YearPlansReports
302023 Draft Plan
292022 Draft Plan
2022 2nd Draft Plan-July 2022

282021 Plan
2021 Amended Plan
2021 Substantial Amendment #1-July 2022
2021 Draft CAPER
272020-2024 CDGD Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment #3-July 2022 
272020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment #22020 CAPER
272020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment #1
262019 Plan
2019 Amended Plan
2019 2nd Amended Plan-July 2022
2019 CAPER
252018 Amended Plan
2018 2nd Amended Plan-July 2022
2018 CAPER
242017 Plan2017 CAPER
232016 Plan2016 CAPER
222015 Plan*2015 CAPER
212014 Plan2014 CAPER
202013 Plan2013 CAPER
192012 Plan2012 CAPER
182011 Plan2011 CAPER

*The Five-Year Consolidated Plan includes the Action Plan for the first year of the period.

To learn more information about other CDBG grantees, communities throughout Illinois, the United States, and its territories visit the HUD Exchange page for plans and reports.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Community Services Coordinator Joanne Rouse at 815-748-2366.27